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Case Studies in Diabetic Foot

by Goyal Ghanshyam

The diabetic foot is a major medical, social and economic problem not only in developing countries like India but also in developed countries. Even in most developed countries, the annual incidence of foot ulceration amongst people with diabetes is about 2%. In India there are 65 million diabetic patients, which means that there are 130 million feet at risk and to be taken care of. This disabling complication of the disease is draining the health care resources of both developed and developing countries. In diabetic patients, diabetic foot problems are the most common cause of hospital admissions. In our country poverty, lack of sanitation, hygiene and barefoot walking are the major causes leading to diabetic foot. This book is aimed at all health care professionals who are interested in Diabetic Foot care. The case studies described in this book will make it clear in the mind of the treating clinician that treating a diabetic foot is at times simple and at times difficult task with each patient having co morbidities to be taken care of and managing diabetic foot is a teamwork which involves a diabetologist, general surgeons involved in diabetic foot, plastic surgeons, a vascular surgeon, interventional radiologist, orthopedic surgeon, physician, podiatrist, orthotist, nursing staff and diabetic educators all play a crucial role in the successful management of diabetic foot. The special feature of this book is that the book is divided in various chapters with each chapter dedicated to the nature of diabetic foot ulcer, which you may come across in your day-to-day practice. Each case is described with illustrations starting with the diagnostic and treatment modalities used up to the healing stage.

Chapter Name Size PNo
 
Author
Goyal Ghanshyam
ISBN
9789351523734
Speciality
Endocrinology and Metabolism
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/12381
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2014
Pages
211
Book Type
Professional
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